Drawing for Everyone

DRAWING FOR EVERYONE – especially those who think they can’t draw




Instructor: Kristen Doty
Skill Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $20.00
Length of workshop: 2 days

Date: Wednesday, Thursday June 26 & 27, 2019



Workshop description:

You can draw! It’s just a matter of developing the right set of skills. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, add illustrations to your books, improve your paintings, simply conquer your fear of drawing – or all of the above, this class is for you! Through demonstrations and exercises, you will gain confidence in your drawing ability and improve your skills of perception at the same time! We will focus on learning to see, and getting that down on paper in different ways for a variety of effects from gestural sketching to more realistic illustration. We will NOT be drawing portraits or anything scary like that.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
sketchbook – spiral bound, 11” x 14”, paper with a little tooth is nice
graphite drawing pencils – HB, 2B, 4B, bring others if you have them – 2H, 6B, etc. brand really doesn’t matter, Staedtler Mars Lumograph are nice
woodless graphite pencils – HB, 2B, great woodless brands are Pentalic Graphite or Koh-I-Noor Progresso
pencil sharpener – hand held or battery operated
Pentel Click Eraser – soft white, retractable
Staedtler Mars Plastic white rectangular eraser
X-acto knife
ruler – 12″ (30.48cm) in length – Any ruler will do, but my favorite all-purpose rulers are those 2” wide C-Thru clear plastic rulers. They have red marks every 1/8″, a centering measure, and some have a bevel on one edge for inking.
Sharpie permanent marker – regular tip is perfect
desk lamp and extension cord – extremely helpful portable swing arm or goose neck – prefer incandescent or halogen lightbulb, NOT fluorescent or “Ott” light

colored pencils – artist quality, Prismacolor is a good brand, set of 12 or more
Pigma Micron marker – any size 01, 02, etc.
eraser shield

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
fresh fruit/vegetable and flower and vase models
drawing kit – plexiglass, mats, marker
charcoal pencil
some paper